[Note: This comment comes from friend Bruce Koball. DLH]
From: Bruce R Koball <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [Dewayne-Net] Ancestry.com takes DNA ownership rights from customers and their relatives
Date: May 25, 2017 at 1:22:42 PM EDT
Snopes response to AncestryDNA claim:
Ancestry.com can retain the rights to your genetic information if you sign up for their DNA testing.
Signing up for Ancestry.com‘s DNA test requires that you license your DNA data to them, and this data could potentially be shared by them with third parties.
Allowing Ancestry.com to license your DNA data does not mean they own it, in the full, permanent, exclusive sense in which that word is typically understood.
my read: the lawyers are pleading their cases and jury’s still out.